People have been asking for this feature for months now and finally, thanks to Oliver, there is an interesting workaround that seems to be doing the job quite well. To quote the developer, “I hacked together a Perl script that aggregates RSS/atom feeds and posts them to a Diaspora account. This way, you can now use your stream as an RSS feed reader and you will never miss your daily #Dilbert or your not-so-daily #xkcd.”
Oliver created an account (email@example.com) that is updated once every five minutes with just the following feeds for now:
He is quick to point out that this is just an experimental feature, answering most FAQs neatly in his post on the matter. All in all, the service is remarkably well-oiled and dependable. Go ahead and give it a shot — playing in the sandbox before it’s populated is always a treat!
Feel free to contact the author about anything Diaspora-related. He’ll reply just as soon as he catches up on his xkcd fill…